From H.G. Wells to Octavia Butler, from New Wave to Cyberpunk to the Slipstream of today, SF has been a tool to agitate, organize speculate and explore utopian alternatives. Join a panel of working SF pros in a lively discussion of the perils and possibilities-- JOHN SHIRLEY Bram Stoker award winner, cyberpunk pioneer, author of Bleak History , Black Glass ... LISA GOLDSTEIN, American Book Award winner, charter member of SF's"Shameless Hussies," author of The Red Magician, The Divided Crown ... AMELIA BEAMER, Locus magazine editor, critic, author of The Loving Dead. TERRY BISSON (moderator) Hugo-winning author of "They're Made out of Meat," Fire on the Mountain ... biographer of Mumia Abu Jamal. Co-sponsored by PM Press.